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Authority Site - What Domain would you buy?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by RuiGomes, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. RuiGomes

    RuiGomes BANNED BANNED

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    Hey guys,

    I'm planning on starting my first authority site but I don't have a clue of what domain to buy.
    Usually on my MNS I would start with a EMD, so the domain would be on a nice keyword.

    What do you usually choose for your authority sites? Brandable domain with the main keyword in it? An EMD? Help me out :)
     
  2. svabb2000

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    I usually go for kw + letter ...ofc now it depends on what you want with the domain and how far you wanna go with it.

    Just my 2 cents :)
     
  3. RuiGomes

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    Let's have an example here. If you were going to have an authority on weight loss, what domain would you get?
    I mean, you will have an hard time being an authority if your domain is like "weightlossproductXXX.com" since you are already attached to that single product.
     
  4. The_Clarkey

    The_Clarkey Junior Member

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    If you're going to be an authority (easily 100+ pages). Then I wouldn't worry too much about getting an EMD. Just something catchy and related to your niche. Look at most authority domains, they're like this.
     
  5. RuiGomes

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    Yup, that's what I thought.
    I think I will include the main keyword and then some letter, or another word that sounds good.
     
  6. Apposl

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    What do people like their EMD to be? I know, the higher the better, but I'm curious what the average find is, of available .com and EMD numbers. I find one available .com with 590 EMD and get excited, LOL. But I go for niche stuff that I have an interest in developing...
     
  7. Waddup

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    Brandable Niche Related for sure!

    Don't bother with EMDs when your aiming for authority, unless you can get both brandable and an exact match.

    When the concept is good enough I don't mind spending XXX Low XXXX on a good domain either. Sedo is a great place to pick up a good name with some age as well.
     
  8. gorillabob1

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    Waddup is right, Sedo is fantastic for getting great domains. You can even find decent ones on Flippa or GoDaddy too
     
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    Hi,

    I would go with a catchy short domain giving hint to the general theme of your site's contents.

    Cheers,
    ytterium
     
  10. Scripteen

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    http://whois.domaintools.com/lessweight.com is an example for brandable authority domain in weight loss niche. It is for sale for 4k